Eric Afriat

Eric Afriat

Nationality
Canada
Canada
GPI Rank 190
WPT Wins 3
Total Live Earnings $5,419,228
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Biography

Eric Afriat is a Canadian businessman and poker player with over $5.4 million in live poker tournament earnings. Afriat is best known for winning a trio of World Poker Tour (WPT) Main Events in the UNited States and Canada.

Eric Afriat Background

Afriat was born in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, but now resides in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. He spent 25 years working as a clothing importer and designer, but poker has always been a significant part of his life. Afriat discovered poker at an early age, first playing Five Card Draw and Seven Card Stud in high school. Afriat considers himself a recreational player who splits his time between developing real estate and building stacks at the poker table.

Eric Afriat Poker History

Afriat's first eight in-the-money finishes between December 2008 and January were all final table appearances, including a sixth-place finish in the $10,300 WPT Bellagio Cup in Las Vegas in July 2010 worth $118,950.

In July 2012, Afriat recorded his first tournament victory, getting his hands on $110,128 and the title of $5,180 Bellagio Cup VIII champion. That win would prove to be the first of many Afriat enjoyed.

Fast forward to April 2014, and Afriat came out on top in the $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown. The victory came with $1,081,184 in prize money, which remains his largest single haul to this day.

Afriat became a two-time WPT champion in January 2018, outlasting 1,243 opponents on his way to clinching the $3,500 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship title and its $651,928 top prize. WPT title number three came in February 2020 in the C$5,000 WPT Fallsview in Afriat's native Canada. The win awarded him C$508,021 ($383,539) in prize money.

Afriat also competes during the World Series of Poker (WSOP), although a bracelet has eluded him so far. A fifth-place finish in the $1,500 NLHE The Closer in 2018 is the closest Afriat has come to striking poker gold.

More recently, in February 2024, Afriat finished sixth in the record-breaking PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Paris Main Event, banking €261,650 in the process. He also won a $15,100 PokerGO Tour event at the 2024 U.S. Poker Open for $288,000, a week after finishing second in a $5,100 buy-in event.

In May 2024, Afriat almost became a four-time WPT champion but had to settle for a sixth-place finish in the $3,800 WPT Choctaw Championship, which was worth $75,000.

Eric Afriat's Top 5 Live Poker Tournament Results

DateEventRankPrize
Apr 2014$3,500 WPT Seminole1st$1,081,184
Jan 2018$3,500 WPT Borgata1st$651,928
Apr 2019$3,500 WPT Seminole2nd$465,120
Feb 2020C$3,500 WPT Fallsview1stC$508,021 ($383,539)
May 2022$3,000 The Lodge Championship2nd$320,000

Wealth - What is Eric Afriat's Net Worth?

Although no publicly available data exists, it is safe to assume Eric Afriat is a wealthy man. He not only has more than $5.4 million in live poker tournament cashes, but he is also a highly successful businessman. Afriat spent 25 years as a clothing importer and designer and is now heavily involved in the lucrative real estate investment industry.

Eric Afriat Controversies

Eric Afriat has not been involved in anything you would consider controversial; he is an upstanding member of the poker community and a respected businessman. Afriat does wear his heart on his sleeve, and can be quite talkative at the poker table, which is not to everyone's taste.

Eric Afriat FAQs

Is Eric Afriat a professional poker player?

No. Although Afriat frequents high-stakes poker tournaments, he considers himself a businessman first and a recreational poker player second. It just so happens that Afriat is wealthy and can afford to play in tournaments usually reserved for professional grinders.

How many World Poker Tour titles has Eric Afriat won?

Eric Afriat has three World Poker Tour (WPT) titles. He won the $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown in 2014, the $3,500 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open in 2018, and the C$5,000 WPT Fallsview in 2020.

Has Eric Afriat won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet?

No, Eric Afriat has not yet won a WSOP bracelet. He came close in 2018 when he finished fifth in the $1,500 Closer for $154,660.

How did Eric Afriat make his money?

Eric Afriat spent 25 years working as a clothing importer and designer. These days, Afriat is heavily involved in real estate, with developments in South Florida the focus of his attention.

Is Eric Afriat good at poker?

With $5.4 million in earnings, three WPT Main Event titles, and his ability to mix it up with some of poker's biggest names, it is safe to assume Afriat is a good poker player.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2024 PokerStars EPT Paris
€5,300 EPT Main Event
6th €261,650
2024 PokerStars EPT Paris
€1,100 FPS Main Event
250th €3,300
2023 WSOP Paradise
Event #6: $3,000 6-Handed
26th $13,600
2023 WSOP Paradise
Event #4: $1,000 Mini Main Event
188th $2,300
2023 WSOP Paradise
Event #1: $1,500 Mystery Millions
40th $14,400
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #77: $777 Lucky 7's
110th $3,870
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $1,500 Monster Stack
1216th $2,401
2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship
2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship
171st $35,100
2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,300 PCA Main Event
77th $22,300
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
412th $5,165
2022 Wynn Summer Classic
$2,200 Mystery Bounty
164th $4,885
2022 The Lodge Championship Series
Event #13: $3,000 Main Event
2nd $320,000
2022 The Lodge Championship Series
Event #9: $800 NLH
2nd $100,000
2021 Wynn Spring Classic
Wynn Spring Classic $1M GTD Championship
4th $121,450
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$1,100 Finale
59th $4,000
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee
5th $154,660
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America
Main Event
228th 10,000 CAD
2017 Playground Poker Club and partypoker World Cup of Cards
$2,200 partypoker Canadian Poker Championships
128th 2,000 CAD
2016 Playground Poker Club World Cup of Cards
WPT National Montreal
43rd 1,500 CAD
2015 partypoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship
Main Event
14th 14,130 CAD
2014 Borgata Spring Poker Open
Event 14: $15,400 $5 Million Guaranteed WPT World Championship
11th $63,081
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
32nd $16,779
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #6: $1,500 "Millionaire Maker" No-Limit Hold'em
258th $5,309
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
59th $8,772
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
33rd $11,401

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